Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons

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The Municipality of Grey Highlands
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: (519) 986-2811
Toll Free: (888) 342-4059
Fax: (519) 986-3643

Office Location
206 Toronto Street South
Unit 1 Markdale

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 409 Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0
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Museum

South Grey museum

South Grey Museum and Historical Library

The Grey Highlands' South Grey Museum hosts a community history collection representing the settlement and development of Southern Grey County. The Museum seeks to tell local stories from a vast collection of artefacts. Rotating exhibits offer opportunities to view history through the objects and stories of people from early eras in our community. A large collection of family genealogical records, local history books and other pertinent resources as well as photographs are available for research purposes. See the links at right of this page for research sites and some of our partners.

The South Grey Museum is a purpose-built facility which opened in 1974. Begun by volunteers, it went through stages of oversight - from being adopted by the Village of Flesherton, then the Township of Artemesia when it amalgamated with the village. Currently, the South Grey Museum is a municipally-run facility. Operations are overseen by the Municipality of Grey Highlands and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and a part-time Manager/Curator.

Offering a visitor information centre for visitors to the area, the Museum has a welcoming atmosphere and assists many residents and visitors alike to find their own stories and begin their own adventures in the pioneering community of South Grey.

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The Museum participates in community events throughout the year. As well as displaying in-house developed and relevant travelling exhibits, the Museum is always open to providing workshops and programs for school groups and interested adults. The annual Speaker Series invites popular authors and storytellers to the Museum monthly. See the Programs and Events page for current series details at the museum web portal at: http://www.southgreymuseum.ca/programs.htm

The Museum offers group tours and maintains an Heritage Herb garden on-site in Memorial Park, where the annual village community Remembrance Day Service is hosted and families enjoy summer picnics and winter tobogganing.

The Museum is currently working closely with the Grey Highlands Public Library on a Cultural Development Fund project. The collaborative initiative is looking at governance models to see if the two organizations could work closer in the future. The project also involves the formation of a community Cultural Roudtable to engage community members and groups in local cultural planning and training.See more about the by clicking the Cultural Roundtable tab at the community cultural website at http://www.visitgreyhighlands.ca.

Digital media is being enhanced under the project and an additional grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting the development of a new cultural cable channel - Markdale Communications CHANNEL 251 for the local community of Grey Highlands. These and other projects keep the South Grey Museum fresh and responsive to community stories and values.

We are always looking for new and authentic opportunities to be involved in the Grey Highlands  community and beyond. If you think we can provide a service to your group, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Location

The South Grey Museum is located at 40 Sydenham Rd. We can be found just north of the lights, on the crossroads of the historic Toronto-Sydenham Road (Hwy #10) and Durham Road (Hwy# 4) in Memorial Park, Flesherton.

Hours

OPEN HOURS: Thursday - Saturday 10am-4pm

Contact us to arrange for school or group tours or research visits outside these hours.

Admission

Adults: $2.00
Children: $0.50
Under 5: free

Museum Map
South Grey Museum and Historical Library

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Genealogists Research at the Museum Heritage Herb Garden Pathways renewed in 2013
Thanks to grant from Grey Highlands Community Foundation Community Volunteers help out - here's Brad fixing a clock.
Youngsters learn about pioneering in 2013 library camp program at the South Grey Museum. Our new welcome centre - built in 2013. Guest curator war historian George Auer visits with descendants of W.K. Flesher (founder of Flesherton).
War historian George Auer speaks to interested folks about family artifacts at Remembrance Day 2013. School groups love to visit and try out different programs. Young visitor tries out the cobblers kit as research for a school project.
Seniors get a glimpse of the past by looking closer at a heritage photo from the 1929 Old Boys & Girls Picnic. American children enjoy some of the games at the museum. Museum board 2013.
Children at the Eugenia Gold Rush Days try out a weigh scale. Descendant Carolynn Wilson speaks to Black History Tour participants at the Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery in 2013 as tour leader Prof. Naomi Norquay listens. Black settler descendant Helen Miller makes a new friend at the Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery during the Black History Tour 2013.
MP Larry Miller visits with 2013 summer student Stephanie Horton. Cutting the ceremonial toilet paper at the opening of the new accessible washroom in 2013. Mayor Fitzgerald on the new toilet flanked by MP Larry Miller and MPP Bill Walker for the ceremonial first flush!

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contact information

Kate Russell
Curator/Manager
Phone: (519) 924-2843
Fax: (519) 986-3643

40 Sydenham St. (north of lights)
PO Box 299
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
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reports and downloads

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Adventures Outside the Box (pdf - 3057 KB)
2015 OMA Conference Presentation
Posted: May 5, 2016

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Heritage Herb Garden (pdf - 244 KB)
Posted: March 15, 2015

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Minutes of June 19, 2014 (pdf - 43 KB)
Posted: December 18, 2014

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Minutes of July 10, 2014 (pdf - 537 KB)
Posted: December 18, 2014

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Minutes of September 11, 2014 (pdf - 317 KB)
Posted: December 18, 2014

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Minutes of May 8, 2014 (pdf - 64 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of April 24, 2014 (pdf - 107 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of March 13, 2014 (pdf - 72 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of January 16, 2014 (pdf - 90 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of December 12, 2013 (pdf - 64 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of November 14, 2013 (pdf - 3798 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of October 10, 2013 (pdf - 159 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Minutes of September 12, 2013 (pdf - 759 KB)
Posted: December 17, 2014

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2013 Annual Report Summary (pdf - 1089 KB)
2013 Annual Report Summary
Posted: February 8, 2014

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2013 Annual Report (pdf - 1954 KB)
South Grey Museum 2013 recap.
Posted: February 8, 2014

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Educational Loan Kit - Early Settlers in Grey and Bruce (pdf - 766 KB)
Posted: March 19, 2010

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Museum Membership (pdf - 54 KB)
Posted: March 19, 2010


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Municipality of Grey Highlands - the place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands, the place for all seasons!